Aug 052017

He is a talented and extraordinary actor who can steal the limelight away from the Khans when sharing screen space with them. That’s how gifted Nawazuddin Siddiqui is. He is one of those rare actors who adapts to any character and make you admire him for his work.

Thaane ki chai toh pilaunga hi usko. #RaeesKoNahiChhodunga

A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:59am PST

But before making it this big, when he was a junior artiste, he was told that people would not cast him because they would need ‘extra light’ to makes him ‘visible’.

Despite all this, he proved that there was no stopping him. After almost a decade, he is now one of the most appreciated actors in the industry. The fame that he has received today is absolutely deserved.

Lately, the actor has been in the spotlight because of a racism fiasco.

Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that.

— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) July 17, 2017

And, recently in an interview with IANS, he spoke about his early days where he had to struggle to make ends meet, and how he represents the majority of Indian people with dark skin and how people call him unusual.

He said, “In those days, I used to work on a daily basis for television shows as a junior artiste. Because of my brown complexion, people used to say, We can’t take you… we have to put extra light to make you visible, you are dark and we don’t have time.’ Even after 12 years, nothing much has changed. People call me ‘unusual’. They say that a dark skinned man is too unusual to become a hero of a mainstream film.”

A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Feb 2, 2017 at 3:31am PST

“In our country, a majority of the population have dark skin complexion. Even I have dark complexion, which means I represent the majority. I want to ask, how am I ‘unusual’ when I represent the maximum,” he added.

He also feels that the makers should make a film on the “existing hypocrisy of our society”.

Jane kyun sab humko ‘Bae’ bulate hain.. matlab #BesharamBabu Kal #BabumoshaiTrailer le kar aayenge. Ok Bye! @babumoshaibandookbaaz

A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Jul 10, 2017 at 1:53am PDT

“I know it might make many people uncomfortable to accept the truth, but cinema should be the mirror of our society,” he stated.

Good point, Nawaz! After all, why do we keep obsessing about colour when we ourselves have the same skin tone and the majority of people in India are born with this colour? When will we stop talking about colour and broaden our horizons?


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